1942: Bing Crosby recorded “White Christmas.”
1977: Elvis Presley walked off stage in the middle of a concert in Baltimore. It was the first time in his 23-year career that he did so, aside from when he was sick.
1987: A jury in Los Angeles found “Twilight Zone” movie director John Landis and four associates innocent of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of actor Vic Morrow and two children.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Kevin Conway (“Gods and Generals”) is 72. Singer Gary Brooker of Procol Harum is 69. Actor Anthony Geary is 67. Singer Rebbie Jackson is 64. Composer Danny Elfman is 61. Bassist Michael Porcaro of Toto is 59. Singer LaToya Jackson is 58. Actor Ted Levine (“Monk,” ”The Silence of the Lambs”) is 57. Actress Annette Bening is 56. Actor Rupert Everett is 55. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 53. Actress Lisa Whelchel (“The Facts of Life”) is 51. Singer Jayski McGowan of Quad City DJ’s is 47. Guitarist Noel Gallagher (Oasis) is 47. Guitarist Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler is 45. Guitarist Mark Lee of Third Day is 41. Cartoonist Aaron McGruder (“Boondocks”) is 40. Singer Melanie Brown (“Scary Spice”) of the Spice Girls is 39. Rapper Playa Poncho is 39. Actor Brandon Mychal Smith (“Sonny With A Chance”) is 25. Actress Kristen Alderson (“General Hospital,” ”One Life To Live”) is 23.